The Obama administration takes concrete steps after the Christmas Day bombing attempt on Flight 253. But some of the decisions carry risk.
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) pulled out of southern Somalia on Tuesday, citing repeated threats and raids by commanders of Al Shabab, the Al Qadea-linked Islamist militant group.
Analysts in the UK says Britain's colonial history in Yemen may give it useful insights and expertise in dealing with the presence of Al Qaeda supporters there.
In Yemen, 'No terrorism please' was one popular lyric at a recent hop-hop show – on the rise here as an alternative to Al Qaeda and Islamic extremism.
From smoky halls to the rugged mountains of Yemen, locals are worried that their country – threatened more by poverty and water shortages than terrorism, they say – could turn into another Afghanistan.
New airport security rules mean travelers from 14 countries including Nigeria and Yemen will be subject to mandatory extra screening – including full-body pat-downs – before they can board a flight to the US.
Due to security threats, the US closed its embassy in Yemen Sunday. The decision points to the strength of Al Qaeda in Yemen – and why the US is stepping up efforts there.
Underscoring the redoubled effort of the US to fight terrorism in Yemen, Gen. David Petraeus visited Yemen Saturday after announcing Friday that the US would double its counterterrorism aid to Yemen from $67 million in 2009.
Responding to critics of what is seen as his measured approach, Obama says the “nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred." He calls for national unity.